the latest thing by catherine macdonald

I Sing The Body Electric, space gallery, whanganui

Posted in Uncategorized by catherine macdonald on March 7, 2019
on show now:





An exhibition by Michael Haggie and Catherine Macdonald celebrating the classical 
art of life drawing

What is life drawing? Life drawing is the activity of drawing live, 
typically nude, models.Life drawing is a very private but not prurient 
activity.  It takes place in a quiet studio room.  The nude body is 
there to be discovered by drawing unashamedly.  The body is acknowledged 
and celebrated.  It takes place where artists are recorders and 
appreciators with each pursuing their own perspective.

Life drawing used to be an essential part of an art school’s programme 
but nowadaysit is more or less obsolete.  There is now a diverse range 
of activities in art schools from video to installation art, that has 
replaced the idea of studying the model. In life drawing the body of 
the model does not have to conform to celebrity standards of beauty.  
A big older model can be just as beautiful as any slimmer person.  
This aspect of drawing is demonstrated in our work.

In our afternoons of life drawing, we choose to do studied poses of 
the model, with each lasting about half an hour.  In the time the model 
adopts a silence that can be quite powerful and creative.  the model 
takes a short break them resumes a new pose.  It is quite hard work 
staying still for the model.

This is the first show devoted primarily to life drawing for Space 
Gallery.

Viewing until Saturday 16th March

Space Studio & Gallery- Galleries 1 + 2

Catherine Macdonald: I Sing the Body Electric (Gallery 1):

more information available here:

https://spacestudiogallery.co.nz/now-showing/sing-the-body-electric/

here's a couple of the works (drypoints and pencil drawings):

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wordsmith, rayner brothers gallery, whanganui

Posted in drawing, paper by catherine macdonald on March 7, 2019
I have a couple of books taking part in this show:

for more information visit:

https://www.facebook.com/raynerbrothers/


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space out, space studio and gallery, whanganui

Posted in Uncategorized by catherine macdonald on December 3, 2018
I have a chair taking part in this show

further information available here:

https://spacestudiogallery.co.nz




here's a shot of the work:
garden furniture
2018
plywood rims and pencil paint and varnish

boxing on, solander gallery , wellington

Posted in drawing, exhibitions by catherine macdonald on December 3, 2018
currently on show in wellington:


further information available here:

https://solandergallery.co.nz/exhibition/boxing-on/

this work is taking part
place of reckoning
stain and pencil on board
2018
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happy families, rayner brothers gallery, whanganui

Posted in drawing, exhibitions by catherine macdonald on June 14, 2018
have a few works in this show:

below are the pencil drawings:

and here are some of the sculptures:

 

 

detail:

 

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starting point exhibition, whanganui arts, at the centre

Posted in drawing, exhibitions, writing by catherine macdonald on March 22, 2018
As part of Artists Open Studios Whanganui

This work is on show at the arts centre:

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2018 sarjeant gallery whanganui arts review, whanganui

Posted in books, drawing, exhibitions, paper, writing by catherine macdonald on March 22, 2018
2018 sarjeant gallery te whare o rehua whanganui arts review

10 march 2018 – 13 may 2018

I have this work taking part:
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drawing room, showing at the rabbit room, napier

Posted in drawing, exhibitions, furniture, objects, paper, plywood, Still Life by catherine macdonald on February 8, 2018
shots of the show installation:
    

 

drawing room, showing at the rabbit room, napier

Posted in drawing, exhibitions, furniture, objects, paper, plywood, Still Life by catherine macdonald on January 29, 2018
opening this friday

all aboard, solander gallery, wellington

Posted in drawing, exhibitions by catherine macdonald on November 21, 2017
I have a piece in this show:

out walking one day

pencil, stain and varnish on board

2017

 

 

 

 

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